BASEBALL BY THE NUMBERS

New York Times, Sunday, October 5, 1997

Author: Derrick Niederman
Editor: Will Shortz
Derrick Niederman
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 148, Blocks: 75 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Niederman. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Freight : CARGO
6. < Player with this retired number : MUSIAL
12. Overly smooth : PAT
15. "...this sceptred ___": "Richard II" : ISLE
19. Site of Joan of Arc's demise : ROUEN
20. Dutch royal house : ORANGE
21. Goof : ERR
22. Switchblade : SHIV
23. Words before clear or way : INTHE
24. < Player with this retired number, informally : WILLIE
25. Famed railsplitter : ABE
26. TV : TUBE
27. Mideast capital : TEHRAN
29. Center of Anytown, U.S.A. : MAINST
31. Golfer Juli : INKSTER
33. Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
35. Film director ___ Lee : ANG
36. Exceed : OUTDO
38. Hearty cheer : OLE
39. Without a date : STAG
42. "___ at 'em!" : LEMME
44. Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
45. Throat projection : UVULA
47. Where the Paraná River is: Abbr. : ARG
48. First name in horror : BELA
49. Prank : CAPER
50. Honored : FETED
51. Shadow companion : LINER
53. Dumps : EYESORES
56. "East of Eden" co-star : MASSEY
57. Garlic segment : CLOVE
58. State tree of Missouri : DOGWOOD
59. Transcript : TEXT
60. < Season record for which 3-Down had this number : HOMERS
62. Caviar : ROE
63. Gypsy, traditionally : NOMAD
65. ___-European : INDO
69. Upper, in Saxony : OBER
70. Open tract : LEA
72. Champ of 10/30/74 : ALI
73. New Mexico resort : TAOS
74. Colleague of Farrar and Maleska : WENG
75. Travel aid : ATLAS
78. Hex, of a sort : POX
80. Convention activity : CAUCUS
82. Pathetic : LAME
84. Waxy bloomer : BEGONIA
87. Cousin of a loon : GREBE
88. Clippers : SHEARS
91. Roosevelt quartet : FREEDOMS
92. Parrot's word : HELLO
93. It's missing in manana : TILDE
94. Duck : ELUDE
95. Meat stamp : USDA
97. Romanian coin : LEU
98. Copier button : RESET
99. Slow-moving : LAZY
100. Race official : TIMER
102. Boxer Willard : JESS
103. Uris hero : ARI
104. Brand name at picnics : HEINZ
106. Know-how : ART
107. London gallery : TATE
109. < Team that won this many games in 1961 : YANKEES
111. < Member of the only team to win this many games in a season : INDIAN
114. Classic action figures : GIJOES
118. Boast : CROW
119. Free (of) : RID
121. Wield : EMPLOY
123. Supercharger : TURBO
124. Height: Prefix : ACRO
125. Debenture, basically : IOU
126. More cunning : WILIER
127. Open : UNCAP
128. Bygone era : THEN
129. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. : ENE
130. < Season record for which Rickey Henderson had this number : STEALS
131. Actress Young and others : SEANS
1. Lit ___ (college course) : CRIT
2. Top-flight : AONE
3. < Player with this retired number : RUTH
4. < Player with this retired number : GEHRIG
5. "Peyton Place" actor : ONEAL
6. Decimate, with "down" : MOW
7. ___ and Thummin (Judaic objects) : URIM
8. Obeisance : SALAAM
9. Kind of skate : INLINE
10. Curing, in a way : AGING
11. Noted Virginia family : LEES
12. Shade of green : PEA
13. Umpire : ARBITER
14. Movement : TREND
15. Practitioners' suffix : ISTS
16. < Season record for which Grover Cleveland Alexander had this number : SHUTOUTS
17. One smeared in England : LIBELLEE
18. Big name in batteries : EVEREADY
28. Blue ___ : NILE
30. Sink : TORPEDO
32. < Player with this retired number : KOUFAX
34. Sought lampreys : EELED
37. Western Athletic Conference team : UTES
39. Skating jump : SALCHOW
40. Object with three round projections : TRILOBE
41. Nickname : AGNOMEN
43. Like certain elections : MAYORAL
44. < Player with this retired number : AARON
46. Clothing : VESTITURE
48. Rabbit or Fox preceder : BRER
49. Murmur : COO
52. Swampy tract : EVERGLADE
54. Hubris source : EGO
55. Nor. neighbor : SWE
56. First TV series to show a baby being born, 1955 : MEDIC
59. 60's chess champ : TAL
61. Impugns : SLAMS
64. Harshest sentence : MAXIMUM
66. Enclosed part of a blimp : NACELLE
67. < Season record for which Earl Webb had this number : DOUBLES
68. Bony : OSSEOUS
71. Printemps follower : ETE
76. Region of 101-Down : ABRUZZI
77. Rundown : SEEDY
78. Vegetable container : POD
79. Plastic ___ Band : ONO
81. Turkish title : AGHA
83. "___ Good Times Really Over" (1982 country hit) : ARETHE
85. Golly : GEE
86. Good will, e.g. : ASSET
88. Meower : STRAYCAT
89. V.I.P. : HIERARCH
90. "Hamlet" locale : ELSINORE
91. Custard : FLAN
94. What an apostrophe may signal : ELISION
96. Bummer : DRAG
100. Superlarge drink : TRIPLE
101. Where Firenze is : ITALIA
102. Insipid : JEJUNE
105. Spooky : EERIE
106. Let in : ADMIT
108. Emperor after Vespasian : TITUS
110. Tae ___ do : KWON
112. The latest : NEWS
113. Carol : NOEL
115. Killer whale : ORCA
116. "My People" author : EBAN
117. Absorbs, with "up" : SOPS
120. Scheduled : DUE
122. Many mos. : YRS

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